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Empty Nest Guests

By Charlotte Guest

Welcome to your encore years! They can be your best years yet. Join Charlotte and listen and learn from encouraging guests who are helping others navigate the empty nest phase of life. Charlotte interviews guests (best-selling authors, speakers and leaders) who are blessing people mentally, physically & spiritually Charlotte's mission and hope, through this podcast and her life, is to encourage others that they have great purpose here and now. Click here for more about Charlotte and to reach her regarding this podcast. PRODUCED By: LA PRODUCTIONS
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Episode #41 - (Guest: Laurie Beth Jones)

Empty Nest GuestsMay 22, 2023

Episode #41 - (Guest: Laurie Beth Jones)
May 22, 202341:52
Episode #40 - What Makes a Grandparent Grand? (Guests: Ann and Bill Parkinson of the Legacy Coalition)

Episode #40 - What Makes a Grandparent Grand? (Guests: Ann and Bill Parkinson of the Legacy Coalition)

What Makes a Grandparent Grand?

With Ann and Bill Parkinson

The Legacy Coalition – Christian Grandparenting Ministry


Whether you are a seasoned grandparent or soon to be one, this podcast is for you.

Filled with wisdom, encouragement and insight, Ann and Bill share how to invest in the lives of grandchildren.

The Legacy Coalition raises the importance of grandparenting through training, discussion, seminars, webinars,

conferences, podcasts, ministry partners and through a wealth of resources.


They are all about elevating grandparents, reminding them that they have been called to disciple their grandchildren.

The Legacy Coalition desires that grandparents reap the rewards of their ministry to their grandchildren.

Their staff of veteran ministry leaders is deeply devoted to helping you pass on your faith so multiple generations of your family follow Christ.


Charlotte, Ann, and Bill discuss important principles for grandparents. You’ll love hearing about:

“Watch 1” “Teach 2” “Think 4” and “Bless all”


Listeners, there IS a war going on for families and grandparents can and should serve on the front lines.

The mission to preserve families and leave a legacy is paramount and, through grandparenting, much is possible.


“…be careful and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them fade from your heart as long as you live.

Teach them to your children and to their children after them.”  - Deut. 4:9


To learn more about the Legacy Coalition – Christian Grandparenting Ministry:

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Apr 24, 202341:19
Episode #39 How To Handle Mother-Daughter Relationship Struggles (Dr. Helen McIntosh & Blythe Daniel)

Episode #39 How To Handle Mother-Daughter Relationship Struggles (Dr. Helen McIntosh & Blythe Daniel)

As we get closer to Mother’s Day, this podcast is super insightful.   


Tune in to hear:


Are You Struggling with A Difficult Mother-Daughter Relationship?


Join Charlotte as she visits with Dr. Helen McIntosh and Daughter Blythe Daniel,

authors of Mended – Restoring the Hearts of Mothers and Daughters.

(This wonderful book is endorsed by Lysa TerKeust, Stasi Eldredge and other best-selling authors.)

Relationships between mothers and daughters can be messy and hurtful.

In their book, Helen and Blythe share how they’ve built, guarded and renewed

a relationship centered around respecting and listening first…then talking.


In this podcast, Charlotte, Helen and Blythe will walk you through the steps to restoring

what’s between you and include conversation starters that are welcoming. They also share.

how to experience freedom when you aren’t able to mend or reconcile.

Listen in and learn how to:

*Choose the relationship above your difference of opinion

*Focus on not changing or controlling the other person

*Recognize and remove behaviors that have carried over from generations

* Confront hurts today – not digging through the mess of yesterday

* Cope when reconciliation is not possible

* Experience healing when your mother or daughter is no longer in your life and more.

For more information about Mended – Restoring the Hearts of Mothers & Daughters

To buy the book go to:

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Also, listeners, this dynamic duo also has written a wonderful gift book: I Love You Mom!

It’s a wonderful gift for mom for Mother’s Day or any day.


This special book contains more thoughts than a greeting card and is beautifully illustrated.

The sentiments in I Love You Mom! will help you recall the ways you love your mom.

The forward of the book allows you to leave a personalized message for mom.


In the back of the book, there is room for her thoughts.


Pick up your copy today on Amazon,

at Tyndale House Publishers and other stores.

Apr 13, 202353:37
Episode #38 Loss, Grief and Living Your Gospel

Episode #38 Loss, Grief and Living Your Gospel

Episode #38

Loss, Grief and Living Your Gospel

Losing my cousin Michael has left such a void in my life and in that of our family.

Michael was a blessing and his life was a bright light in this world.

In this short episode, I share some thoughts about loss, grief and how that affects our lives.

Hopefully, with every loss we experience, we are reminded that our lives matter and how we live does too.

Thankfully, I served at a hospice facility with my therapy dog, Fitz shortly after losing Michael.

I picked up some helpful Care Notes booklets about how to care for yourself and others while grieving.

(You can find these books here.) These booklets helped me tremendously and sure will in the future as well.

I hope my words from what I learned will bless you.

Also, in preparing my thoughts about Michael’s life, I reflected on some dear words I heard at my friend’s

brother’s Celebration of Life. He reminded us that our lives are a gospel and asked What does the gospel of you say?

Tune in to this episode to hear more.

Your life and your time are blessings to me.

Loss and grief are so hard. Thankfully, we have a Comforter and a Creator. Jesus understands and so desires to walk through sorrows with us.

Another of His names is Son of Suffering. May He bless you if you are grieving today.

Thanks for listening.


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Feb 17, 202319:27
Episode #37 Mothers, Adult Sons & Empty Nesting (Guest: George Stahnke from Focus on the Family)

Episode #37 Mothers, Adult Sons & Empty Nesting (Guest: George Stahnke from Focus on the Family)

Episode #37 Mothers, Adult Sons & Empty Nesting

(Guest: George Stahnke from Focus on the Family)

As a son grows into a young man, he needs his mother’s love and, now, more than ever, her respect.

This respect needs to be unconditional.

We need to understand our son’s:

masculine drives. their desire to achieve, provide and protect. and his need for friendship with us.

Listen in as Charlotte and George Stahnke from Focus on the Family discuss some key points from Dr. Emerson

Eggerichs’ new book entitled: Mother and Son – The Respect Effect.

Your son does want to connect with you, but on his own terms. “Men do not fear transparency,” says Eggerichs, “they

fear shame, disapproval or a lecture. They fear disrespect.”

Charlotte and George dive in to unveil helpful understandings of your son and his need for your respect to establish

deeper levels of trust in your relationship.

Listen in to hear how to do life “shoulder to shoulder” with your son and more.

Other topics discussed include:

What to do when your son does not deserve respect. What to say during times of conflict. How to handle when your son is angry with you. How to honor their family unit. How our need to ask our son’s advice is important. Listen more than you talk. Let your son see that you have your own life. Affirm him and his dreams.

As we mothers believe in our sons and the person God made them to be, we can get through difficult seasons and enjoy

the blessings found in good times together.

Special thanks to George for his time and his own wise insight.

Remember… “the greatest of these is love.” 1 Corinth. 13:13.

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Nov 10, 202245:00
Episode #36 (Guest: Health and Wellness Coach - Jana Love)
Nov 09, 202234:40
Episode #35 Let’s Rebuke & Pray: A special message for those dealing with illness

Episode #35 Let’s Rebuke & Pray: A special message for those dealing with illness

Let’s Pray AND Rebuke

When times are tough, most of us know about the power of prayer.


What about when times are REALLY tough?

- What do you do with a health diagnosis that is unexpected?

- How about when you feel oppressed, stressed and sense something bigger is at play?

You know what? It probably is. Spiritual warfare is swirling about us all every day.

In this video, Charlotte discusses the importance of rebuking illness and dis-ease.

Recently diagnosed with RA and a strange tick-borne illness call Alpha-Gal, Charlotte

has really suffered lately with inflammation, immobility and has needed a season of rest.

Sickness is a hard part of life BUT, as believers, we do not have to accept a diagnosis lightly.

There is power in prayer and much to learn about what rebuking is.

Mark 4:36-40 talks about Jesus rebuking the wind and said “Peace, be still…”

The wind ceased and there was a great calm.

Luke 4:38 & 39 shares how Jesus rebuked a fever “and it left…”

Friends, we, too, can rebuke in Jesus’ name because, as believers we have Him living inside of us.

Listen in how you can pray and harness the awesome power of rebuking.

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Thanks for tuning in.

YOU will be in my prayers, especially if you are dealing with illness.

Please share your prayer request here and I promise to pray for you.

(Hey, I’d appreciate yours too! RA is tough! )

Charlotte Guest

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“May the God of hope fill you with joy & peace.”

Rom. 15:13

Sep 27, 202213:27
Episode #34: Resting and Writing

Episode #34: Resting and Writing

Let’s Stay Encouraged in These Encore Years

& Please Stay In Touch

Thank you listeners for joining Charlotte on her podcasting journey!

In this episode, Charlotte recaps the key messages shared on her past 33 episodes.

She has been so blessed with incredible guests who have shared wisdom and insight for living our best lives now.

Charlotte is excited as she will be on a hiatus for a bit and plans to concentrate on some writing.

(Please keep her in your prayers as she writes.)

She’ll be working on a book that summarizes the podcasts thus far and offers encouragement for the encore years.

She also loves children’s books and will work on those as well.

Charlotte hopes you’ll enjoy this podcast that offers key tips from past episodes and suggests you re-listen to past episodes too!

Here’s a note from Charlotte:

“Thank you, thank you listeners for sharing your valuable time with me on Empty Nest Guests.

We’ve had some great shows together and I have loved every minute and learned so much from my incredible guests.

As I spend writing time outside of the recording studio, please reach out to me at for encore year topic suggestions.

You all stay in my prayers and I thank you for your wonderful support of me, my guests and the podcast.

Stay healthy and hopeful and keep shinin’! These can be your best years yet!”

With love,


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Sep 20, 202216:49
Episode #33 (Guest: Carole Jeanne Runnels)

Episode #33 (Guest: Carole Jeanne Runnels)

Getting Beyond Burnout

When You Are Barely Hanging On As a Caregiver

Adult caregivers, you can avoid burnout as you care for your loved one.

It’s sure not easy and, often, we forget to care for ourselves in the process.

“Honor your father and mother,” in Exodus 20:12 is a commandment with a promise.

The Lord shares that if we honor our parents, our days may be long in the land He gives us.

Being a caregiver of your own parents or an aging adult is both a labor of love and a responsibility. The task comes with many stressors that affect your mental and emotional health, your ability to relax, sleep well and overall quality of life. Often, your own finances are affected as is your work/life balance and time with your immediate family, perhaps your own children.

Join Charlotte and Carole Jeanne Runnels, R.N. as they talk about caring for yourself in the process of caregiving while ensuring your loved one receives the best possible care.

Carole Jeanne is a committed Christ-follower, a dear friend of Charlotte’s, and lovingly cared for her mother, father, aunt and uncle for 12 years into their end-stages of life. Her nursing career of 38 years included serving as an oncology nurse, an educational programs coordinator and as a school nurse.

Caregiving is hard. Yet it is priceless time to help your loved ones finish out their lives well. Keeping your spiritual tank full, involving Christian community and finding small things that bring you joy are helpful as is taking the scenic route and remembering the fullness of your aging adult’s life. Carole Jeanne suggests sharing the freedom that comes from the ability to discuss everything and to serve as your loved ones advocate. Tapping in to community resources and offering yourself a bit of grace will help you “do the next right thing” as you care for your loved one. Tune in to hear more from this insightful conversation.

These scriptures helped Carole Jeanne and they can help you:

“The Joy of the Lord is my strength,” Nehemiah 8:10

“I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.” Phil. 4:13.

A suggested book for help is Cruising Through Caregiving by Jennifer FitzPatrick, MSW, LCSW-C, CSP.

You can purchase it here: : cruising through caregiving.

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Jul 18, 202242:15
Episode #32 (Guest: Doris Swift)

Episode #32 (Guest: Doris Swift)

You Have a Fierce Calling Yes! 

Even in the encore years you have a call on your life. God has great purposes for you. 

Your life has meaning and, each day, He has a mission for you. Why do we forget that as empty nesters? 

Listen in as Charlotte and Doris Swift, host of the Fierce Calling podcast, talk about: 

· What having a “call” on your life means (and one that is “fierce”) 

· Why some empty nesters have lost a calling 

· How we need to surround ourselves with “dream defenders” 

· Why we need to NOT compare our calling with others (and what Jesus says about that) 

Before being called into something, we are called to some One. Jesus calls us to Him to carry out the very missions He created us to do. 

Doris is a devoted follower of Jesus. She is passionate about discipleship and encouraging others to walk deeper in biblical truth and in their calling. 

As a leader and lay counselor, Doris is blessed to assist people in discovering God’s solutions to their needs. 

She loves unveiling how they can use their gifts to impact the world for the furtherance of the Kingdom of God. Her Fierce Calling Podcast will encourage, equip, and engage you to walk deeper in God’s word, bloom in your fierce calling, and use your gifts to impact the world for Christ. 

Learning through community is an amazing thing and our voices matter. 

We all have a sphere of influence. God places us where we are for a reason. 

In ministry for over 30 years, Doris is blessed to be on staff at her church and serves as a Christian lay counselor. She is an author, speaker, and podcast host who loves encouraging people to flourish in their calling and purpose. 

Charlotte and Doris agree that God has plans for each one of us. God knows us personally and He is calling us to know Him more. He is also calling us to tell others about Him so they can know Him more. 

It’s exciting to see those plans come to life in the encore years! We’d love to share some time with you. 

Scriptures for our podcast: * Eph. 3: 16 - 19 “I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith.

And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.” * Romans 8:16 “For His Spirit joins with our spirit to affirm that we are God’s children.” 

* Romans 15:13 “I pray that God, the source of hope will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then, you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.” 

* John 15:5 “Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me and I in them will produce much fruit. For apart from me, you can do nothing.” To reach Doris: FIERCE CALLING PODCAST WITH DORIS SWIFT part of the Spark Network and Fierce Calling Ministries


join Doris’s email list. To reach Charlotte: Charlotte Guest

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May 12, 202245:32
Episode #31 (Guest : Jim Burns)

Episode #31 (Guest : Jim Burns)

Finding Joy in the Empty Nest Discover Purpose and Passion in the Next Phase of Life Join best-selling author and President of Home Word, Jim Burns, and Charlotte as they talk about JOY! 

Sometimes, in the empty nesting years, you need to look for joy to find it, as well as purpose and passion. 

Jim and Charlotte will discuss some treasures from his latest book: Finding Joy in the Empty Nest, Discover Purpose and Passion in the Next Phase of Life. Whether you've been looking forward to it, or dreading it, the experience of coming home to the empty nest brings with it a well of emotions, realizations and one gigantic, all-consuming thought: Now what? As an empty nester, the options before you are practically limitless -a fact that can be as exciting as it is terrifying. In his new book, Jim Burns combines his personal experiences with extensive research, interviews with other empty nesters and his professional work as a family educator to help you navigate your new life as an empty nester and find JOY in the opportunities for life-change before you. 

In this conversation, Jim and Charlotte will encourage you to lean in to the source of all joy, Jesus Christ. 

They will encourage you to pursue a few fresh starts, to get to know and re-invent yourself and life and thrive beyond this new stage.                                  Jim offers practical advice and timeless principles, including how to: 

* change the relationship you once had with your children - for the better, 

* face big issues (like aging parents, finances and kids returning home) with confidence, 

* rekindle your fire and purpose to live with passion day by day. 

Charlotte and Jim agree...these next years offer countless blessings and wonderful opportunities for you to seize and offer joy.                                          Thanks for listening and sharing time with us! Scriptures about JOY: James 1:2 - "When troubles come, of any kind, consider it an opportunity for great joy." Gal. 5:22 - "But the Holy Spirit produces joy." Phil. 4:4 - "Always be full of joy in the Lord..." Psalms 126:5 - "Those who plant in tears will harvest shouts of joy!" Romans 15:13 - "I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in Him. 

Then, you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit." To reach Jim Burns: HomeWord | Helping Families Succeed

HomeWord seeks to advance the work of God in the world by educating, equipping, and encouraging parents and churches to build God-honoring families from generation to generation. 

HomeWord is non-profit, donor supported ministry. If you would like to partner with HomeWord in our effort to help more parents and families you can

make a donation. 

Your investment will allow us to expand this ministry and is deeply appreciated. To reach Charlotte: Charlotte Guest

Empty Nest Guests is on the Spark Network which can be found on the Edifi app. Edifi offers thousands of Christian podcasts; download that awesome app today. Visit Charlotte's Etsy shop

purchase art cards that help fund Empty Nest Guests. Thank you for listening! Your time is valuable. Thanks for spending it with Empty Nest Guests. Charlotte Guest Podcaster & Writer |

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May 12, 202236:12
Episode #30 (Guest: Kim and Mike Barnes)

Episode #30 (Guest: Kim and Mike Barnes)

Parenting Aging Parents

Kim & Mike Barnes are former, award-winning TV journalists. 

They created Parenting Aging Parents for those of us who are: stepping in more to help our parents as they get older. Whether you’re providing hands-on caregiving, helping manage doctor’s appointments, finances, or anything in between, it can be challenging and confusing. It’s easy to feel like you’re the only one going through this. Charlotte, Kim and Mike want adult children and other caregivers to know they’re not alone.

Listen in as Charlotte visits with Kim and Mike about common topics those parenting aging parents share in common:

* Practical questions everyone 40+ needs to have with their parents

* How to have uncomfortable conversations with aging parents

* 5 tips to prepare caregivers for the challenges ahead

* How to protect your parents from scams

* Elderly dating – what you need to know may shock you

* & more

There’s so much to know. Learn about the resources they’ve gathered and join their supportive community in the free private Facebook group.

Kim and Mike, through Parenting Aging Parents, desire to be the bridge to help others make the connections they need.

To Reach Kim and Mike:·  


Website: them on:· 



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“May the God of hope fill you with joy & peace.”Rom. 15:13

Apr 16, 202242:18
Episode #29 (Guest: Misty Phillip)

Episode #29 (Guest: Misty Phillip)

The Struggle is Real, But So Is God.

Struggles are real. Thankfully, so is God.

Misty Philip knows this, wrote about it, a study that is an award-winning #1 Amazon new release bible study, and shares more on this podcast.

Misty is a dreamer and a doer passionate about helping spark your soul message. She encourages people to use their story to give God glory.

She is the host of the By His Grace Podcast ranked in the top 1.5 percent of all podcasts.

She’s a Sought-after inspirational speaker and the author of the award-winning #1 Amazon New Release Bible Study, The Struggle is Real: But so is God, and the Spark Podcast Planner.

Scripture promises that we will have tribulation. It also promises us that we can have hope in the very midst of what brings us down.

Through a massive career upheaval, loss of loved ones, family health crises, her own two broken arms at the same time and a closed door on her calling, Misty has brought her desperation to the Lord over and over.

Her story and strength will inspire you and so will her book.

The Struggle Is Real, But So Is God is a 6-week journey through the Bible that will:

·  * Equip you with empowering wisdom.

·  * Help you grow spiritually by claiming God’s promises as your own.

* Teach you how to declare scripture over yourself to strengthen your inner being.

·  * Show you how to conquer challenges by activating God’s Word in your life.

* Experience just how real God is and know that He is right there with you in the middle of it all.

The Founder of Spark Media, Misty equips Christian Communicators and podcasters through virtual and live events, podcast network, magazine, and a thriving membership community.

Listen in as Charlotte and Misty encourage you about clinging to God in the midst of struggles.

Scriptures shared today:

“We are in this struggle together. You have seen my struggle in the past and you know I am still in the midst of it.”

Phil. 1:30

“This is why we work hard and continue to struggle, for our hope is in the living God, who is the Savior of all people and particularly of all believers.”

1 Tim. 4:10

Sometimes you just can’t be an active participant in a struggle or struggling physically. That’s why I love this scripture” “The Lord himself will fight for you. You need only to be still.”

Ex. 14:14

For more about Misty: Book - By His Grace (

To order her book: click here

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Apr 06, 202237:10
Episode #28 (Guest: Marci Seither)
Feb 04, 202240:58
Episode #27 (Guest: Shel Harrington)
Dec 31, 202151:12
Episode #26 (Guest: Jim Burns)
Dec 16, 202141:56
Episode #25 (Guest: Tina Konkin)

Episode #25 (Guest: Tina Konkin)

Affair Repair – How God Used the Other Woman

How God Used the Other Woman by Tina Konkin is an incredible book

that shares how Tina and her husband Ron saved their marriage after his

affair and fought to make it better than before.

When Tina Konkin, renowned marriage expert and speaker finds out

her husband Ron, a speaker and marriage expert in his own right,

is having an affair with her close friend, God transforms this disaster

into one of His promises that what was intended for evil He would turn to good.

After a spouse has been unfaithful, salvaging the relationship may seem

inconceivable. Marital infidelity sparks pain and chaos that is difficult to

navigate. But there IS hope for recovery and redemption.

Join Charlotte and author Tina Konkin on this podcast. Tina shares her story,

and how God transformed the brokenness of an affair into a redeemed marriage.

You can find grace and strength to forgive too. There IS joy on the other side and you

can emerge from this crisis and seek restoration together.

Listen in and learn three powerful healing principles that encourage rebuilding

your marriage in a lasting way. Not only can your marriage survive; it can thrive!

Tina’s courage and perseverance blesses so many. Her true story of faith, love and

in light of overwhelming odds is inspiring.

To reach Tina: Contact | Tina Konkin

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“May the God of hope fill you with joy & peace.”

Rom. 15:13

Dec 02, 202153:54
Episode #24 (Guest: Lisa Bain)

Episode #24 (Guest: Lisa Bain)

Stepping Out of Brokenness Into Purpose

with Lisa Bain

Join Charlotte and Lisa Bain, from Lisa Bain Ministries. as they talk about fact that breakthroughs can come from being broken.

Lisa Bain is an author and speaker who shares about illness, loss and her journey through broken relationships.

She is the founder of Lisa Bain Ministries, a non-profit organization that provides encouragement, support,

and practical tools for those in broken places. Lisa writes regularly on her blog and hosts Treasure Talks,

a vlog featuring interviews with heroes who are making a difference in the community.

Charlotte and Lisa discuss stepping out of our boxes of fear and doubt and stepping into the amazing treasures God has waiting for us.

They believe you can emerge from hardships to find purpose and freedom.

Lisa was born in Nashville, Tennessee, and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She graduated from Oral Roberts University with a degree in Social Work.

She shares with honesty and authenticity. When her mother was diagnosed with stage 4 ovarian cancer and Lisa was diagnosed with a debilitating

autoimmune disease in the same week. She was determined to find joy in the midst of her difficult circumstances.

Lisa has written three books, Joy in the Journey: Finding Laughter and Miracles in Very Dark Places, Life Outside the Box,

and It’s Better Out Here, Stepping out of Brokenness into Purpose.

Lisa and Charlotte are passionate about animal therapy. Both volunteer with their therapy dogs to help spread love and light to those who are hurting.

Lisa especially enjoys visiting with her dogs at cancer treatment centers, hospitals, senior living facilities and hospice care centers.

Charlotte serves at a few places in Tulsa including The Little Light House and the Salvation Army.

Both Charlotte and Lisa are members of The Alliance of Therapy Dogs.

Therapy Dog | Therapy Dog Organizations (

You are never to broken to experience the breakthrough that can change the course of your life.

Tune in today and be encouraged.

For more about Lisa: About Lisa – Lisa Bain

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“May the God of hope fill you with joy & peace.”

Rom. 15:13

Nov 16, 202147:02
Episode #23 (Guests: Dr. Helen McIntosh and Blythe Daniel)
Oct 30, 202151:07
Episode #22 (Guest:George Stahnke)
Oct 15, 202148:08
Episode #21 (Guest:Janice Mathers)
Sep 30, 202142:08
Episode #20 (Guest: Jennifer Sands)
Sep 15, 202145:20
Episode #19 (Guest: Jim Burns)
Jun 15, 202149:36
Episode #18 (Guest:Shannon Wilburn)
Jun 02, 202154:27
Episode #17 (Guest: Erin Powell)
May 15, 202144:36
Episode #16 (Guest:Jane Wenning)
May 02, 202147:28
Episode #15 (Guest: Michelle Van Loon, Melissa Phenice & Shae Hedrick)
Apr 15, 202101:00:58
Episode #14 (Guest:Joannie DeBrito)
Mar 15, 202146:38
Episode #13 (Guest: Michelle Van Loon)
Mar 01, 202147:28
Episode #12 (Guest: Joannie DeBrito)
Feb 16, 202101:01:12
Episode #11 (Guest: Jill Savage)
Jan 30, 202142:08
Episode #10 (Guest: Blake Brewer)

Episode #10 (Guest: Blake Brewer)

Go to more about Charlotte and to reach her regarding this podcast.What legacy would you like to leave your children?
If you died today, would your voice still be guiding your children?
Have you said everything that needs to be said to your children?
Is it written down? This podcast will help you learn more about writing a Legacy Letter.
You can leave a written, treasured legacy that will last forever. Join me, Stephen, producer of Empty Nest Guests, Charlotte and Blake Brewer,
Founder of The Legacy Letter Challenge as we talk about leaving your children a written, cherished legacy letter.

To reach Blake go to

Dec 22, 202044:16
Episode #9 (Guest: Stasi Eldredge)
Dec 16, 202041:36
Episode #8 (Guest: Julie Miles)

Episode #8 (Guest: Julie Miles)

Nov 17, 202033:04
Episode #7 (Guest: Linda Pulver)
Nov 17, 202032:48
Episode #6 (Guest: Shirley Staires)
Nov 17, 202034:48
Episode #5 (Guest: Sydney Black)
Nov 17, 202033:04
Episode #4 (Guest: Brent & Janis Sharpe)
Nov 17, 202001:04:10
Episode #2 (Guest: Laura Dennis)
Oct 03, 202029:20
Episode #1 (Guest: Sydney Black)
Oct 03, 202034:08
Welcome To The Empty Nest Podcast
Oct 03, 202029:20